National Public Works Week

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National Public Works Week 2023 Post

Connecting the World through Public Works: May 21 - 27, 2023

Since 1960, municipalities across Canada have recognized National Public Works Week. This special week in May is used to educate, engage and inform the public about the essential role public works play in the community's quality of life.

In Niagara Falls, the Municipal Works portfolio has three sections Engineering, Operations, and Transportation. The portfolio provides quality services that directly impact citizens and businesses across the city every day. 

This year's National Public Works Week theme is "Connecting the World through Public Works," which emphasizes the contributions made to the community through Public Works practices. Their work connects us physically, through infrastructure, and inspirationally, through service to their communities, whether as first responders or daily workers carrying out their duties with pride.

From Sunday, May 21 to Saturday, May 27, 2023, the City of Niagara Falls will recognize National Public Works Week and the dedicated staff who go above and beyond to provide the community with front-line services that safeguard and enhance the quality of life in this growing city.

 Touch a Truck with Niagara Falls

City of Niagara Falls Touch-A-Truck Event: Saturday, May 27

In celebration of National Public Works Week, the City of Niagara Falls is hosting a Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, May 27, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls).

This free, fun, family-friendly event will take place:

  • When:  Saturday, May 27
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road).

The free, fun, family-friendly event gives residents the opportunity to explore a range of vehicles; including a police cruiser, fire truck, and a Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. bucket truck.

The City's Municipal Works team will be on-hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions about the vehicles and equipment that help them perform their duties in our community.

Project SHARE is hosting a charity barbeque at the event, with proceeds benefiting essential support services in our community. The Niagara Region's Water Wagon, which promotes safe and clean drinking water, will also be present at the event.

“We’re excited to once again welcome the community to visit with our Municipal Works team and to explore the equipment that is essential to keeping our City running smoothly,” said Erik Nickel, General Manager of Municipal Works.

For additional information, events, and resources on National Public Works Week, visit

Posted on: 5/14/2023 1:47 PM - Category: In the News